Yesterday, we started the day at Quilter’s Rule. We worked on catching up from the weekend and getting ready a couple of items for the week. Are goal was to leave by noon. Started loading the trailer at 11:30 and finished about 1 in the afternoon. Then stupid me, I decided I could cut through Chicago at 3 in the afternoon, save a few miles and miss the tolls. Just pay the tolls and go around. That cost us a couple of hours in traffic. Will I ever learn?
It has been a busy couple of weeks since we returned from our last trip. We received in nearly 20,000 pounds of mat material. It has been printed and much of it shipped. I have cut, baled and put away almost 1,000 bales of hay. The horses and cattle have to eat this winter. We need rain and the best chance for the week passed us by yesterday. Of course, I broke the baler and have a hydraulic leak on my tractor. Put in a garden and broke my lawn mower. If only that stuff would break in the winter time when I had time to work on it. Or I could be like the rest of the world and just buy new stuff and wait for the government to help me. Oh, that sounds like sour grapes.
After we finished with MQS we spent an extra night in Kansas City and went to Spring Market. We are deciding if few want to carry other products than our own. We did find a couple of interesting items and we will be testing them shortly. Something we have not done for a very long time.
This morning we are visiting a vendor in Richmond and then off to Columbus, OH, where we will unload at 5pm tonight. Another full day on the road with Quilter’s Rule.